Golf News for Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Events

Middle Atlantic PGA and TopGolf-Kingstowne announce free event

STAFFORD, Va. -- On May 19, 2013, The Middle Atlantic PGA and TopGolf-Kingstowne in Alexandria, Va. are hosting a free event for future and current golfers. From 1:00-5:00 p.m., visitors to TopGolf will experience TopGolf games, miniature golf, as well as the ever-popular inflatable dinosaur called "GolfZilla" and much more. MAPGA Golf Professionals will be on hand to give free lessons. In addition, local golf facilities, companies and organizations will be on the TopGolf deck to offer a complete golf experience.

People who plan to attend this free event are asked to pre-register online at this web address - http://tinyurl.com/WelcometoGolf. Anyone who pre-registers will receive a special "Welcome to Golf" gift as well as a barbeque lunch and complimentary miniature golf. Patrons who register on-site will have access to the FREE TopGolf games and lessons, but additional fees will apply for lunch and miniature golf. TopGolf and the MAPGA are expecting over 500 people to attend the event within the four hour time frame.

This event and other "Welcome to Golf" experiences hosted by the Middle Atlantic PGA are part of the PGA of America's initiative to grow the game of golf. Currently, nearly 26 million people across the U.S. are golfers and the goal of the golf industry is to raise that number to 40 million by the year 2020. Through a strategic plan called "Golf 2.0" the PGA of America as well as the LPGA, the PGA Tour, U.S. Golf Association, and many other golf organizations have teamed-up to retain current golfers, engage lapsed golfers and welcome new golfers.

About TopGolf
TopGolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment, with eight locations serving more than 1.5 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot's accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by an executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and TopGolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood's favorite hangout. To learn more about TopGolf, visit www.topgolf.com.

About the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America
The Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA), headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. As a part of The PGA since 1925, the MAPGA consists of over 1,100 members and apprentices in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Together, the MAPGA golf professionals, volunteers and staff support the mission of The PGA to promote enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to the game's growth by providing services to PGA Professionals and the golf industry.

Contact:
Stephanie Jennings, PGA
sjennings@pgahq.com
(540) 720-7420 ext. 116